VGW: The recent Playstation outage has hopefully taught developers and publishers an important lesson in regard to the "Online Pass" movement.
exactly, greed is their main motivation, do they care we can't play the games we paid for? maybe some of the developers do, but the publishers couldn't give a stuff.
Guess what they do care, they care alot. Why? you wouldn't buy any new games and if it was on psn only you couldn't buy them at all even if you wanted. Trust me they cared.
they care about money, that's all. they see us as a resource to be exploited, nothing more.
Don't hold your breathe waiting for developers to learn anything from this... instead expect the Online Pass movement to be in full swing... Big companies will only care if you stop buying games with Online passes, and since consumers sure as hell won't stop buying games... Expect nothing to change and not a dam thing to be learned from the whole downtime.. .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
I'm all for helping developers make money but online pass is a cheap tactic way to make money. I don't always agree with dlc and prices but at least you get something. The online pass is a slap in the face to gamers. Another cheap tactic used by Capcom is selling games that blocks access to playing them when a network is down. I bought and own that game. What happens at the end of this gen or a hardware company goes out of business? Do we never get to play those games again? I bought them there mine. Capcom uses this practice so I will never pay full price for there games again. Cheap tactics!!
im fine with Online Pass buy the game and no worries
You cant play online if you rented it, borrowed it, or even if you want to use it for a different account ON THE SAME BLOODY MACHINE its also harder to sell too as the buyer would take into account they would need to spend another $20 in order to play the second hand game online. Hate Online Pass...at least with DLC we had a choice...
nothing , dirt 3 has an online pass .. nothing changed ..
capcom seemed totally unapologetic about people not being able to play the single player psn games because of the drm they put in them. stop buying from the companies that use3 online passes and drm, that's the only way they'll learn, because that's the only thing they care about, money, stop giving them any and you'll get their attention. they need us more than we need them, remember that. i know i keep harping on about this but that's only because it's true, and every gamer would benefit if the majority of us realised we're the ones in control. they only get away with this because so many people let them.
No, you're totally right. If they want to screw over the gamers, we just won't buy their products. Simple as that.
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